Saturday, April 27, 2013

The one with the engraving....

Happy Saturday Morning, Friends!

Hope you all are having a terrific start to the weekend!  Today I am sharing another project from last weekend.  This one is my new favorite.  I used a file designed by Lisa Howell at Mind Over Matter Creations.  You just have to pop over to her blog to see her beautiful creations.  She is one very talented lady!

I used my Black Cat Cougar cutter, purchased from Sherri at That's Scrap, Inc. and the engraving tool to engrave a piece of aluminium that I purchased from Tyler at All That Jazz Supplies.  I purchased the engraving tool when I purchased my 1st Cougar, almost two years ago, and I never used it until now.  I don't know what I was waiting for.  It is really fun, and I just love the results.  So before I go on and on, I'll show you a picture:

The first thing I did was use some alcohol inks to color the aluminium sheet.  Then I used SCAL software and my Cougar to engrave the design.  If you have never done this before, you might be surprised at how long it takes.  I was!  I had lots of time to tidy up my craft room while I waited for it to finish.  When it was done, I added a distressed paper frame and some paper flowers from Penny Duncan Creations.  I used copy paper for these ones, instead of my usual cardstock, and I found it easier to form them. 
I added a few brads and leaves, and mounted it in a recently purchased an antique box that hangs on the wall in my entryway.  I am really happy with how my new artwork looks in it.  Here is a view of the whole thing:
I sure hope you all are having a terrific weekend! 


  1. Oh Elizabeth...that is GORGEOUS ma'am!!!! Lisa creates some AWESOME files doesn't she!!!! This is super super pretty!!!!!!!!

  2. Very pretty..I love the way you displayed it, too...

  3. Beautiful piece!

  4. WOW! This piece is so beautiful! I also loved the way you've displayed it, wonderful piece of ART.

  5. very pretty...


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